Elton John Gifted Rod Stewart 'Rembrandt Painting' for Christmas

November 24 2021

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Picture: Ebay / Castle Fine Art

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

I was bemused to come across a curious old masters reference in a recent interview with pop-star Rod Stewart published in The Guardian. In the said interview, Stewart claimed that Elton John had once gifted him a 'Rembrandt Painting' as a Christmas gift.

As Stewart explained:

We used to live 20 minutes from each other in Berkshire, so for Christmas I bought him a pop-up fridge from Harrods. You pressed a button and there’d be steam and lights and a bottle of champagne. It cost me £600; a lot of money in the 70s. We swapped presents and he said: “Oh very nice, dear, thank you.” He gave me a Rembrandt painting! I’ve never felt so stingy.

I wonder if the 'Rembrandt Painting' looked anything like the two masterpieces above?

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